ACCME renews accreditation for The Osler Institute April 15, 2014
The Osler Institute (not-for-profit continuing medical education provider) receives re-accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
Terre Haute, IN - The Osler Institute has been (re)surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Re-accreditation as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.
In awarding accreditation, the ACCME seeks to assure the medical community and the public that The Osler Institute provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that that supports US health care quality improvement. The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the US are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc.
As a nationally accredited provided, The Osler Institute has the ability to provide medical education credits for all of its live programs and enduring materials as having AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians and other healthcare providers are required to achieve initial certification as well as yearly maintenance of competence requirements as outlined by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
The Osler Institute is dedicated to preserving the memory and spirit of Sir William Osler. Sir Osler is considered by many to be the father of life-long learning and continuing medical education for physicians as well as an early proponent of the science and art of medical practice. The Osler Institute was incorporated August 17, 1982, as a not-for-profit continuing medical education organization in Indiana to coordinate a new Pathology Board Review Course. Within three years, this course grew to being attended by about half of all candidates for the American Board of Pathology exam. In 1986 the Institute started similar courses in Orthopedics and Otolaryngology. Currently, The Osler Institute offers more than 50 review courses per year covering some twenty medical specialties. To date, more than 100,000 participants have received more than a million hours of continuing medical education from The Osler Institute – more than most medical school CME departments.